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Preview: LA Vs. War II (9.9 – 9.11)


In 2008, artists expressed their views on armed conflict and the importance of peace for the influential LA Vs. War group exhibition.  On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, LA Vs. War II ponders the state of the war on terror, and once again gives vision to voices for peace as well as looking to the future.    This year’s event runs from Friday September 9th through September 11 (Noon – Midnight, all three days) @ the The Vortex.   T

The large-scale event features a group art show, live art, musical performances and a series of teach-ins around the city.  The art show features a large number of artists including Adam Smith, Chaz Bojorquez, Eyeone, Shark Toof, Man One, Mear One, Shepard Fairey, Vyal, and many more. In addition several artists including Vyal and El Mac are creating show-related murals around the city.   Be sure to check the official exhibition site for the full roster.  Please note that the show organizers are requesting a $5 donation at the door.

LA Vs. War II
September 9th through September 11th 2011 (Noon – Midnight)

The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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Preview: Revisiting Watership Down with ‘INLE’ (3.11)


INLE, a group art exhibition celebrating and reinterpreting the anti-hero from Richard Adams’ ‘Watership Down’, opens on Friday, March 11th 2011 @ Gallery 1988 in Hollywood. Here’s a quick preview including pieces by show curator Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins (flier image), Joshua Clay, and an in-progress shot of Chet Zar’s piece based on his signature Black Magick painting as well as close-up teaser of Fred Harper’s piece.

While artists draw inspirations from multiple sources, many of the strongest are encountered at an early age.  As a boy, Simkins read Adams’ classic novel, a gift from his Grandfather,  and  was drawn to the tale of the ‘The Black Rabbit of Inle’. Within a world populated by rabbits, Inle represents death – a grim reaper of sorts.  As he pondered death, whether it was to be feared or acknowledged as an end to a life well lived, Simkins’ obsession with the use of rabbits in his art took hold.

For INLE, Simkins and  the invited artists will reinterpret the story of the feared black rabbit, which has proven to be  quite influential for many of them. A group show is defined by its theme and its artist lineup.  Simkins has put together an incredible group of over 100 talented artists including:

Joe Vaux. D. Ross Scribe, Miss Mindy. Peter Gronquist, Nicholas Charles, Shaun Kasl Singer, Sergio Hernandez. David Flores ATC, Chase Tafoya, Chris “Devious” Gliebe, Joe Capobianco, Eric Merrill, The Beast Brothers, Attaboy, Persue’/BunnyKitty, Chet Zar, Anthony Ausgang, Aaron Jasinski, Annie Owens, Dave Pressler, JAW Cooper, Mike Mitchell, Amanda Louise Spayd, Man One, Tara McPherson, Vic Back, Sam Flores, Rask Opticon, Chris Ryniak, Fred Harper, Molly Crabapple, Christian Rex van Minnen, Nate Van Dyke, Josh Keyes, Luke Chueh, Buff Monster, DEPH, Jason Maloney, Alex Garcia, Misha, Graham Curran, Audrey Kawasaki, Matthew Bone, Roland Tamayo, McEvoy & Rodriguez, Dave Correia, Camilla d’Errico, Johnny Vampotna, Gunnar, Brandi Milne, ZOSO, Michel Gagné, Amy Sol. Naoto Hattori, Charles Wish, Jeffery Page, Jon Beinart, Aaron Della Vedova, NoMe Edonna, Thomas Lynch III, Dytch66, Haste, Jen Lobo, Dan May, Nicnak, Joshua Clay, Ron English, Tomi Monstre , Steven Daily and Jeremy Fish.

INLE, curated by Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins
Opening: Friday, March 11th 2011

Gallery 1988 Melrose
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Street Art Panel @ Fowler (1.13)


In light of both the recent MOCA-Blu faceoff and an episode in which New York street artists tagged a Kenny Scharf mural, this Thursday, UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History will host “How Does Street Art Humanize Cities?”, a panel exploring the concept of propriety in street art and its effect on the city in which it is placed.

The panel will coincide with the closing week of the museum’s exhibition of Larry Yust’s photographs of metropolitan street art. Moderated by LA Times arts writer Jori Finkel, the panel will feature Fowler curator Patrick Polk, who organized the Yust show; independent curator Aaron Rose, who is helping organize the upcoming MOCA street art survey; and two of Los Angeles’s best-known muralists: Man One and Retna.

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How Does Street Art Humanize Cities?
Thursday, 1.13, 7:00 p.m.
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
North Campus, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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